Siri Hustvedt on her Shaking Sickness

March 13, 2011

Novelist Siri Hustvedt has an undiagnosed seizure disorder which afflicts her at unpredictable moments. She describes it in her book "The Shaking Woman, Or a History of My Nerves." She tells Anne Strainchamps about her lifelong hypersensitivity to some kinds of stimuli and what she's concluded about the nature of the self and personal identity.